Zoom F8 crashing by Daniel Waldron 2 years ago Our Zoom F8 has crashed a few times now. While recording, the screen suddenly shows the time counter of 999:59:59 as if it were recording for almost 1000 hours. The recording does not stop, and the co
Re: Zoom F8 crashing by Jim Wilcox 2 years ago Daniel, Probably a long shot, but are you running the latest available firmware 3.2.0 available on the zoom site. I recall having a separate unrelated issue with my H6 a few years ago (right after the
International work - Scotland by Todd Terry 4 years ago Hi all... I've been in film biz for several decades now (gosh I'm old), but this is one thing that I'm a TOTAL and complete newbie at... international work. I've never done one lick of work outside th
Re: International work - Scotland by Jim Wilcox 4 years ago Todd, What about shipping the slider separately, perhaps even have the company you are working for ship direct to the location. Its there when you arrive and you can be the tourist...
SFX Breakdown - How did they do it? by Jennifer Adams 5 years ago Hi everyone, I recently watched this video clip, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and I'm baffled about a special effect they pulled off in it - if anyone has an idea, I'd be grateful if you could sh
Re: SFX Breakdown - How did they do it? by Jim Wilcox 5 years ago Could be that playback on set was at twice speed and Apple performed to that. Calls to mind Police "wrapped Around Your Finger" which yielded slo mo feel in post when final track is synced at correct
Is there an AE lip-sync plug-in yet? by Stewart Goldstein 6 years ago It takes forever to manually lip sync to eight or nine phoneme pictures. I have been doing the pre-compose time remapping thing, but if there is a way to do this automatically based on the audio track
Modify Audio Channels for MOS by Jim Wilcox 7 years ago Using modify...audio channels from a bin to select active source audio (and creating presets!) works well for P2 media in CS6 except for MOS. When I set all four channels to None and then bring the cl
how to fix HPX 3700 stuck pixel? by Per Scaffidi 7 years ago I just noticed that all of our footage shot several months ago has a single stuck pixel, not very noticeable luckily. I pulled out the camera yesterday and took a new shot. That stuck pixel is gone bu
Re: how to fix HPX 3700 stuck pixel? by Jim Wilcox 7 years ago Per, We have a HPX2000 and had this issue a number of years ago. Don't know if the procedure is similar, but I have a 8 page doc that walked us thru "blemish" removal for that sensor. If you have an e
P2 Import Issue - Truncated Clips by Ben Price 7 years ago I recently shot a bunch of b-roll with a rented Panasonic HPX-370. After importing all the footage clips, I noticed that the footage I recorded wasn't all there. That is, each clip appears to start la
Re: P2 Import Issue - Truncated Clips by Jim Wilcox 7 years ago Ben, Don't know specifically about the 370, but you might try downloading this standalone MXF player to review your media outside of M100 to see if you are seeing your entire clips. http: hamburgprome
Invig Pro 5.x work with AE CS6? by Jim Wilcox 7 years ago Checking to see if Invig Pro 5.09 works with AE CS6 or do you have to upgrade. It seems to draw frames in draft, but will just sit and spin when set to full quality...
Re: Invig Pro 5.x work with AE CS6? by Edward Wu 7 years ago Hi Jim, Version 5.1.0 works with After Effects CS6, but you will have to turn off Disk Caching for it to work properly. If you need the download link for version 5.1.0, please e-mail me at ed@zaxwerks
AE 5.5 information panels stop appearing by Jim Wilcox 8 years ago I've encountered a strange behavior with 5.5(up to date according to Adobe) running on MacPro 10.6.6. After having the program launched for a period of time (over 30 minutes) all info panels that migh
Bad P2 Frame hpx2000 by Jim Wilcox 8 years ago Shooting auditions with our lightly used 3 Yr old HPX2000 and came across this bad P2 frame and want to see if anyone has an opinion about the cause. Shot on on E series cards and offloaded to drives
3D layer warp by Jim Wilcox 8 years ago working on a project in that originated in AE CS3. Its now open in CS4 (9.0.3) running mac OS 10.6.6 and Layer warp 1.5.1. The backfacing color map is now either a random checkerboard pattern or just
Re: 3D layer warp by Edward Wu 8 years ago Hi Jim, You may be running into an issue where the "Best Geometric Detail" is not set high enough. Try increasing the value to "600 x 600" or higher and see if this works out for you. Best, Edward
Kbit vs kbit by Jim Wilcox 8 years ago Been asked to provide Constant Bitrate files at 3000 Kbit s or better for a non broadcast playback system. I am currently confusing myself about Kbit vs kbit Vs Mbit. Can someone point me in the right
Re: Kbit vs kbit by Jim Wilcox 8 years ago Craig, Just want to make sure I am on the right path. Kbit is a decimal expression (1000 bytes) and kbit is binary (1024 bytes) so if they are looking for 3000 Kbits s I can go 3072 kbit s... And can
Reflector by Jim Wilcox 9 years ago I am wondering if I a running up against size limits for reflector. I have a SD comp with about 20 cards set up in a 3D ring with camera and floor. Apply reflector to floor and I get the reflection wo
Re: Reflector by Jim Wilcox 9 years ago Edward, I am using the update comp button. If I update frame that works as it should but comp does not update the comp. I will send you the AE file (assuming with no footage). Thanks.
audio export by Jim Wilcox 9 years ago I recall this was an issue, but am unsure if there was an update that fixed it. I am running Suite 1.1.3 and need to export a program that contains multi track audio routing to a couple of mix busses.
Re: audio export by Jim Wilcox 9 years ago Dave, Not looking at getting into a dust up over this, but you guys release updates all the time that fix known bugs (2.0 to 2.0.1 corrects AE exporter bug for example which is an update that is free
Render times in 1080 by Jim Wilcox 9 years ago Needing to do a simple model in Invig and using Reflector, in a 1080 comp. Its about 11 seconds finished and rendering out lossless with an alpha. I have an 8 core box with 9G ram and I am showing ren
Re: Render times in 1080 by Edward Wu 9 years ago Hi Jim, This may have to do with the size of the floor you are using. If your floor is much larger than it needs to be, you can try shrinking the floor to the minimal size that it can be. Right, multi
Re: Invig Pro 5.03 by Edward Wu 9 years ago Hi Jim, Below are the fixes for version 5.0.3: - Fixes an issue with opening older project files. - Improves compatibility with Illustrator files. - Improved rendering engine for better rendering perf
AE issue with ProRes clips by Jim Wilcox 9 years ago Strange issue with ProRes clips I have had in AE projects in the past. Running CS3 on an Intel Mac with 10.5.8. If I bring an SD clip encoded in ProRes and I have the project set to anything over 8bit
Suite 1.1.2 batch audio reacquire by Jim Wilcox 9 years ago Bringing back an old job and when we reacquire audio anything that is on track A1 in the program wants to pull from the wrong channel from beta (ch1 instead of ch 2). I thought I recall seeing a post
Re: Suite 1.1.2 batch audio reacquire by Jim Wilcox 9 years ago Floh, That's what I did, but just so I understand, this has to deal with the version of software under which the original program was created Is there any other way to deal with this at the list level
P2 into Media 100 Suite 1.6 by Joe Ciupik 9 years ago I've installed the trial version of Media 100 Suite and tried to import P2 footage. I get the "error" message that "Codec Not Installed 'dvhp'. I've been looking for it but have had no luck. Please he
Re: P2 into Media 100 Suite 1.6 by Jim Wilcox 9 years ago Joe, Your QT folder would either be in your root library, or inside your user- library- Quicktime. Depends on how the mac was originally set up. Kinda gotta be there ...
repelling force by Jim Wilcox 10 years ago Trying to create a expression to repel layers in x,y based on the location of a null. As the null gets closer to a given layer, the layer will deflect to a maximum x,y that can be preset, and use an e
Re: repelling force by Dan Ebberts 10 years ago This can get very complicated, depending on how you expect it to work. Since an expression only has access to the pre-expression value of the property it's applied to, the expression will not have acc
Analog 720x486 4:3 black at edge of frame by Jim Wilcox 10 years ago Not really come up til now. We are supplying footage to a stock house. Capturing from Beta SP thru KONA LHe and we are seeing black at the very edge of frame (6-10 pix) way outside of safe but a no go
P2 media and AE by Jim Wilcox 10 years ago Perhaps a bit of esoterica, but I am running into this with enough frequency that I thought I'd check here and the P2 forum. Seems that when working with native P2 media, if you open up an existing AE
Re: P2 media and AE by Jim Wilcox 10 years ago Dave, Your analogies always crack me up! But I'm the guy who opens up the diff to see how it works (and hope I can put it back the way I found it before my wife needs the car). Seriously, if Adobe say
Channel mapping in CS3 with P2 media by Jim Wilcox 10 years ago Feel like I am really chasing my tail on this. When I import P2 media, naturally, I get 4 mono tracks along with video. I can select all the imported media and go to mapping and disable the tracks I d
Re: Channel mapping in CS3 with P2 media by Jim Wilcox 10 years ago Vince, Thanks for giving this so much thought. I am using a blackmagic card, but mostly just for the video and editing with internal audio using headphones. As soon as any clips get on the timeline ev
No audio playback in source window by Jim Wilcox 10 years ago Just trying to work with some P2 media and I cannot seem to monitor audio in the source window. Same clips in the timeline play back audio just fine. I can see waveform in source window too, just can'
Re: No audio playback in source window by Jim Wilcox 10 years ago Marten, I have found no solution to date. Still hoping someone out there has something for us. I can play back clips directly in the bin with audio, but as soon as they drop into the source window its
no audio playback in source window by Jim Wilcox 10 years ago Just trying to work with some P2 media and I cannot seem to monitor audio in the source window. Same clips in the timeline play back audio just fine. I can see waveform in source window too, just can'
Tandberg VXA tape drive by Gregorio Paolini 11 years ago After a series of deads of hdds -not only the "Live fast, die young" Lacie firewires, but also many hdd in various raid systems, X Serve Raid, Dulce etc. on my FCP suites- I just bought a Tandberg VXA
Re: Tandberg VXA tape drive by Jim Wilcox 11 years ago We have one too. Its already compressed, so you will get the first of the two numbers on the tape with the 320 drive. Works like a dream, but takes a long time, so don't recommend watching it happen..
Phantom disks after upgrade to 10.5.5 by Jim Wilcox 11 years ago I just updated one of our edit stations from 10.4.11 to 10.5.5. Now when the box is booted up about every other time I get the message about a disk being unreadable. I can see both the boot drive and
Re: Phantom disks after upgrade to 10.5.5 by Jim Wilcox 11 years ago I have updated drivers for the Aja card and the HBA card driver is approved for up to 10.5.5. Those are the only additional cards besides the video card that came with the mac. The phantom disk does n
Wireless level by Jim Wilcox 11 years ago I have a UCR211 receiver that I need to mate up to a betacam back. Mic level is preset on this betacam to -60dBu. The UCR range is -50 to +10. What would be the best match for this setup
Re: Wireless level by Ty Ford 11 years ago Or, call Lectro tomorrow and ask their advice. Then let us know what they said. Regards, TyWant better production audio : Ty Ford's Audio Bootcamp Field GuideWatch Ty play guitar
AVC-I support by Jim Wilcox 11 years ago Does Premiere Pro 4.01 deal natively with AVC-I Seems like it was in the early promotional details but no longer finding it, just AVCHD...
Re: AVC-I support by Eric Addison 11 years ago I believe I read heard that support for AVC-I will be forth coming in a future update...but don't hold me to that. ---Eric
Hard Drive archive shelf case by Vince Becquiot 12 years ago Been looking around for one of these, and it just seems like you should be able to buy this anywhere right Anyway, if you archive as much as we do, you might need one of these. A bit overpriced for a
expression to make something appear coplanar by Jim Wilcox 12 years ago I am struggling with trying to come up with a simple way to make a layer move in relation with another layer as though it is coplanar. I have a simple 3D comp with a mortise frame and a video layer. I
creating camera flash bulb FX by Jim Wilcox 13 years ago Can anyone point me in the right direction to create a BG plate simulating a dark stadium with hundreds of camera flashes going of with Particular. I can sort of get the lights layed out but having tr
Help with tracking 2D flare to 3D null? by Greg Neumayer 13 years ago Hi there, I know I've read something on this subject, but can't seem to find it anywhere. Can someone shed some LIGHTor POINT me in the right direction before my temper FLARES and leaves me NULL (yuk,
steam from a coffee cup by Jim Wilcox 14 years ago Trying to get some believable steam from a cup with Particular. If I get it moving upward with either wind or gravity, its going too fast. I'm sure its something basic I am missing, but if anyone can